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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Sports

Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif….

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Gaining Altitude Growth opportunities for the week

Posted  April 19, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray for peace and healing for the families and friends of those struggling with the recent attack in Boston. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “The world is full of suffering, it is…

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Salutes & Awards

CCAF graduation May 9

Posted  April 19, 2013

This year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation and Higher Degree Recognition Ceremony at Edwards is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 9 at Club Muroc. The event will honor the October 2012 and April 2013 classes and will additionally recognize enlisted airmen who have completed their higher level degree from a civilian college. One of the…

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Housing Privatization meeting set for April 24

Posted  April 19, 2013

Housing Privatization meetings will be held April 24 at the Base Theater. There will be two meetings, the first being 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Base Housing residents of Edwards are highly encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Base leadership wants all of the…

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22: Tips on conservation

Posted  April 19, 2013

Tips for Work Water conservation is something few people think about at work. Since we don’t get the water bill for the office, we’re not aware of the cost and quantity of our consumption. Our offices consume huge quantities of water, so saving on the job should be everyone’s business. When you have ice left…

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No room for kaboom

Posted  April 19, 2013

Recently, hazardous and explosive materials were found at the Base Recycling Center. Our alert base refuse collection and recycling contractor employees averted a potential disaster when they discovered an unopened 16-ounce can of explosive black powder that made its way to the sorting floor of the recycling center. They immediately notified Force Protection and Fire…

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News Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

West Gate canopy construction Construction of the West Gate Canopy for the in-bound lanes has begun. Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution when approaching the gate. EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for…

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Health & Safety

Free Self Defense classes offered next month

Posted  April 19, 2013

Sexual assault is a major issue not just outside the gates of a military installation but on installations as well.

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Sexual assault prevention, response training

Posted  April 19, 2013

During the Sundance Film festival in Utah, February 2012, a documentary was shown that dealt with military victims of sexual assault and was released to the public later in June 2012. The Academy Award nominated film “The Invisible War” got the attention of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welch III…

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Edwards Airmen vital to Raptor’s return

Posted  April 19, 2013

It was a proud moment for the Edwards community when Air Combat Command announced the F-22 Raptor had resumed normal flight operations.

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